Rev. Kathryn McGinnis profiled in Presbyterian News Service
Congratulations to the Presbytery’s newest member, Rev. Kathryn McGinnis, Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Santa Cruz. on her profile published by the Presbyterian News Network on Jan 15.
McGinnis’ grandfather, the Rev. Dr. James T. Womak Jr., baptized her at First Presbyterian Church of Hickory, North Carolina, the same church where she was ordained and where her family are still members. Her great-grandparents bought a home in Montreat, North Carolina, in the early 1940s, which has been shared by extended family ever since. So, McGinnis said she was not only molded by family memories of spending summers in Montreat with her cousins, but also by hearing the history of her family in the PC(USA)… when she looks up from the desk in her office, she sees her grandfather’s clergy robes, framed in a shadowbox as an ordination gift from her mother.
She said, “I have a reminder of hope that despite the perils of the world today, we can and do keep moving forward to accomplish that which we are called to do.”
Pastor Kathryn McGinnis also serves the Presbytery of San Jose as a committee member on the Committee on Representation and Empowerment (CORE.) You can meet her outside of Trinity’s online worship through these events, open to anyone in the Presbytery:
- Faith, Ethics and Social Concerns Forum “Racism in Church & Society” led by Rev. Darrel Yeaney, HR and hosted by the Education Commitee of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Santa Cruz. At this time please email your request for a zoom link.
- White Awake: Lenten Study 2021 by CORE and Peace and Justice Work Group. 4-session study running Feb 21 – April 18. Learn more at the link.